Now that she's a partner in a big-time ad agency, Joan has been trying to redefine her duties within the company to accurately reflect her executive-level position, but it's been hard to make the transition when her colleagues still view her as the queen of the secretaries. Finally, her opportunity came knocking and ironically it was a company that's notorious for using a doorbell: Avon.
Joan met with an executive from Avon for lunch. Her friend Kate—the woman from Joan's hometown who came for a visit, and who has been inspired to reach for bigger and better things because of her friend's ad agency success—had arranged it. Joan thought it was a blind date, but realized half-way through when the exec, Andy, was all business, that Kate had done something way more useful than setting her up with a balding divorcee. She'd given her an account lead with a Fortune 500 company. Joan quickly snapped into work mode, without losing any of her signature charm.